Internships & Jobs
Your college education is your most important tool for success, but North Central knows your real world experience goes hand-in-hand with what you learn in the classroom.
More than two-thirds of companies prefer new hires with internship experience, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And North Central graduates often leave equipped with multiple internships under their belts. Our Office of Career Development helps bring your academic and life skills to the workplace of your choice. Internships allow you to explore your passions while gathering the experience (and contacts) you’ll need after graduation.
Internships opportunities are plentiful in Naperville and the surrounding region’s strong corporate presence. For science, there’s the world-renowned FermiLab, Argonne National Laboratory and Abbott Labs. Prospective educators have access to top school districts. For business students, the Chicago area is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Your campus activities, service and study trips and class work open up a world of possibilities. Our career development staff will work with you to craft a long-term plan to set you on the right post-graduation path. Those services include:
- Career exploration
- Building a resume
- Mock interviews
- Professional networking
- Securing an internship
- Preparing for graduate study
The Office of Career Development is here for you long after you leave our campus. Our services are always available to North Central alumni seeking networking and job opportunities. Alumni are also encouraged to connect with current and future Cardinals to provide valuable mentorship and guidance. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement for more information.
North Central College uses a job and internship platform called Handshake. Handshake is an interactive platform that allows employers to create company profiles, post jobs, control these posts and more.